French Rugby Federation approves loss-showing budget

Charles Ollivon of France looks dejected following his side's Six Nations defeat against Scotland at Murrayfield on 8 March 2020 (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Charles Ollivon of France looks dejected following his side's Six Nations defeat against Scotland at Murrayfield on 8 March 2020 (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
David Rogers

The French Rugby Federation (FFR) on Saturday approved a budget for the 2020/21 season showing a €5.6 million deficit as it scrambles to aid clubs hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The budget, approved by 77.2% of those voting at a virtual general assembly, forecasts €120.7 million of revenues against €126.4 million in outgoings, including €21 million of the €35 million destined for the rugby aid package announced by FFR president Bernard Laporte.

The remaining amount of the package would come out of the 2019/20 budget.

The 2019/20 rugby union season in France was halted in March and declared over in June because of the Covid19 outbreak.

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